Good Morning!

• There’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with areas of fog before 10 a.m., mostly cloudy skies and a high near 79. Wind will be out of the southwest around 6 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, mainly after 1 a.m., with a low around 71. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 80 degrees and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Thursday will be cloudy, with a high near 75 and a 40 percent chance of showers before noon.

• Services today in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 include the Sound Park Heights Civic Association’s annual candlelight walk beginning at Marine Street in Reeves Park at 6:15 p.m., proceeding to the corner of Sound Avenue and Thomas Kelly Memorial Drive, also known as Park Road, for a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial park there. The Southold Town Fire Chiefs Council will hold its Remember 9/11 ceremony at Jean Cochran Park on Peconic Lane from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., where attendees will place 2,977 flags in remembrance of the lives lost that day. The Flanders Fire Department will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the Firemen’s Memorial Park on Flanders Road. 

• The Southold Town Board will discuss the management of Southold’s Cedar Beach, LED street lighting, an update on highway mechanic building repairs, a New York State Department of Transportation project at the intersection of Route 48 and Route 25 in Greenport, offshore drilling policy changes from the EPA, recycling markets on Long Island and an end of summer update from the town’s recreation department at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board will hold public hearings on changes to the street frontage in light industrial/office zoning districts and a potential development rights easement acquisition at their 4:30 regular meeting this evening. Their full agenda is online here.

• The East Hampton Town Board will hear an update on dredging Three Mile Harbor, a Montauk erosion tax district, the South Fork Commuter Connection, Car Free Day Long Island and a Southern Pine Beetle update at their 10 a.m. work session this morning at the Montauk Firehouse. Their full agenda is online here.

• The Southampton Town Board will hold public hearings on several CPF development rights acquisitions at their 1 p.m. meeting this afternoon. Their full agenda is online here.

• Southold Town will be hosting a Deer Forum tomorrow, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Southold Town Meeting Hall. The goal of the forum is to help educate the public on the issue of deer overabundance in Southold Town. Guest Speakers include Dr. Booth-Binczak Wildlife Biologist, NYSDEC Division of Fish and Wildlife; Allen Gosser State Director, USDA APHIS Wildlife Services; and Thomas Rawinski, Botanist, US Forest Service. All are welcome to attend.

Today’s high tides on the East End are as follows:

September 11
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:31 a.m., 11:57 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:39 a.m., 11:05 p.m.
Greenport: 12:08 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:46 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:03 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:05 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:12 a.m., 1:37 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:54 a.m., 11:11 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:03 a.m., 9:20 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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